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Contact Information

  • Position Title: Lecturer
  • Personal Title: Mr.
  • Location: Koforidua
  • E-mail address: francis.ussher@ktu.edu.gh

PROFILE

Francis Abeku Ussher (Mr.)

Francis is a Lecturer in Hematology, Immunohematology and Laboratory Quality Management Systems. Francis’s interest is in malaria microscopy, using the haematological profile to predict malaria, transfusion transmissible infections, thalassemia and sickle cell disease. Assessing laboratories using ISO 15189 for international accreditation and implementing and applying quality management system in clinical, teaching and research labs.

Academic Background

  • MPhil Haematology (2009), University of Ghana
  • BSc Medical Laboratory Science, (2005), University of Ghana.
  • Diploma Medical Laboratory Technology (2003), University of Ghana.
  • Cert Medical Laboratory Technician (1997), Medical Laboratory Technician

Research Interests

  • Malaria
  • Transfusion transmissible infections (Hepatitis B, C, Syphilis, HIV)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Risk assessment
  • Laboratory assessments

Professional Memberships

  • Fellowship Hematology (2020), West African Postgraduate College of Med Lab Science (FWAPCMLS Haem)
  • Member- Allied Health Professions Council
  • Associate Fellow- Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist

External / Professional Roles

  • Laboratory Assessor- African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)
  • Chairman, Profession Specific Committee (Med Lab Science) of AHPC

Publications

  1. Sylvester Yao Lokpo , James Osei-Yeboah , William K.B.A. Owiredu , Percival Agordoh , Nii Korley Kortei , Daniel Mensah , Nogo Peter , Francis Abeku Ussher , Louis Selassie Ameke , Noble Adika , David Annor Kwasie , Mark Noagbe , Selorm Segbefia. (2020). Evaluation of dietary patterns and haematological profile of apparently healthy officers of the Central Prisons in the Ho municipality. A cross sectional study., Scientific African. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00284
  2. Lokpo SY, Owusu-Dabo E, Deku JG, Orish VN, Kye-Duodu G, Ussher FA, Boakye T, Adigbli D, Ameke LS, Fianko WK, Adedze-Kpodo R. (2019). A comparative study of the epidemiology of Treponemal Infection in the Volta Region of Ghana: A Five-Year Multisite Parallel Population-Based Analysis vis-à-vis the Sentinel Survey.
  3. John Gameli Deku, Mavis Puopelle Dakorah, Sylvester Yao Lokpo, Verner N. OrishFrancis Abeku Ussher et al., “The Epidemiology of Bloodstream Infections and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns: A Nine-Year Retrospective Study at St. Dominic Hospital, Akwatia, Ghana,” Journal of Tropical Medicine, vol. 2019, Article ID 6750864, 10 pages, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6750864.
  4. Ussher Abeku Francis, Amiteye Daniel; Haematological Parameters Associated with Malaria and Its Controls. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research: 30(2): 1-13, 2019; Article no.JAMMR.46857. DOI: 10.9734/JAMMR/2019/v30i230172
  5. Bawah AT,,Seini MM, Yakubu AY, UssherFA, Brodrick YA, Alidu H. First trimester zonulin levels and adiposity as predictive indices of gestational diabetes mellitus. 2019. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. DOI: 10.1007/s13410-019-00715-4
  6. John  G.  Deku,  Sylvester  Y.  Lokpo,  Kenneth  K.  Kye-Amoah, Verner  N.  Orish,  Francis  A.Ussher, Joseph Esson, Romeo A. Aduko, Mavis P. Dakorah and James Osei-Yeboah; Malaria Burden and Trend Among Clients Seeking Healthcare in the Western Region: A 4-Year Retrospective Study at the Sefwi-Wiawso Municipal Hospital, Ghana. The Open Microbiology Journal, DOI: 10.2174/1874285801812010 404, 2018, 12, 404-411.
  7. James Osei-Yeboah1, Sylvester Yao Lokpo, William K. B. A. Owiredu, Beatrice Bella Johnson,Verner Ndudiri Orish, Felix Botchway, Francis Abeku Ussher and Roseline Avorkliyah; Medication Adherence and its Association with Glycaemic Control, Blood Pressure Control, Glycosuria and Proteinuria Among People Living With Diabetes (PLWD) in the Ho Municipality, Ghana. The Open Public Health Journal, 2018, Volume 11, 552-561. DOI: 10.2174/1874944501811010552.
  8. BawahAT, Ngala RA,Seini MM, Ussher FA, AliduH, Wumbee JDK, et al.Gestational diabetes mellitus and obstetric outcomes in a Ghanaian community.Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol2019;8:204-8.
  9. James  Osei-Yeboah, William  K. B.  A.  Owiredu, Gameli Kwame  Norgbe, Christian    Obirikorang, Sylvester     Yao Lokpo, Evans    Yayra    Kwaku    Ashigbi, Beatrice   Bella   Johnson,Francis   Abeku Ussher, John   Gameli   Deku,   Emmanuel Akomanin Asiamah1, Roseline Avorkliyah,   Edward   Yiadom   Boakye1,Tibemponi   Ntoni,   Prince   Senyo   KwasiNyamadi: Physical  Activity  Patterns  and Its Association with Glycaemic and Blood Pressure   Control   among   People   Living with    Diabetes    (PLWD)    In    The    Ho Municipality, Ghana. Ethiop J  Health Sci. 2018;29(1):819 .doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejhs.v29i1.3
  10. Sylvester Yao Lokpo, James Osei-Yeboah, William K. B. A. Owiredu, Francis Abeku Ussher et al., “Renal Dysfunction among Ghanaians Living with Clinically Diagnosed Hypertension in the Asutifi-South District: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hwidiem,” International Journal of Hypertension, vol. 2018, Article ID 8428063, 8 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8428063.
  11. Ahmed Tijani Bawah, Francis A. Osei Kuffour, Michael Asamoah Boateng, Mohammed Mustapha Seini, Paul Amoah, Francis Abeku Ussher, Huseini Alidu (2018). Effect of Pregnancy on the Metabolism of Creatinine, Urea and Uric Acid among Pregnant Women at the Volta Regional Hospital. Int J Med Health Sci. Oct 2018,Vol-7;Issue-4.
  12. James Osei-Yeboah, Syvester Yao Lokpo, Francis Abeku Ussher, Verner Ndudiri Orish, Abdul-Wahab Mamuko Hamid, Mavis Puopelle Dakorah, Tibemponi Ntoni, Emmanuel Agbeko Nani, Felix Ayroe,Daniel Adigbli (2018).The epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis in Ghana: A five-year single urban site parallel population-based analysis vis-à-vis the sentinel survey, Journal of Tropical Medicine,pp.2-9. Doi.org/10.1155/2018/657431
  13. Bawah,A.T., Nyakpo, K.T, Ussher, F.A, Alidu, H., Dzogobo, J.J,Agbemenya, S., Kwasie, D. A, Seini, M.M, Hematological Profile of Children Under FiveYears with Malaria at the Ho Municipality of Ghana, Edorium J. Pediatri 2018; 2: 100004 P05AB2018   (ARTICLE ID; 100004 P05AB2018, Edorium Journal of  Pediatrics, 2,2018
  14. Sylvester Y. L., WKBA Owiredu, James O-Y., Gameli K. N., Lydia E. K., Mathias T. A.,  Seyram T. Q., Felix A., Francis Abeku Ussher, Edward Y. B., Tibemponi N., Prince S. K. N and Roseline A. (2018). “Chronic Kidney Disease among Ghanaian HIV Individuals on HAART in the Ho Municipality: A Single-Center Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study”. Asian Journal of Biology 5(1): 1-10, 2018; Article no.AJOB.38596 ISSN: 2456-7124
  15. Sylvester Yao Lokpo, James Osei-Yeboah, Gameli Kwame Norgbe, Patrick K.O., Felix A., Francis Abeku Ussher et al., (2017) “Viral Hepatitis Endemicity and Trends among an Asymptomatic Adult Population in Ho: A 5-Year Retrospective Study at the Ho Municipal Hospital, Ghana,” Hepatitis Research and Treatment, vol. 2017, Article ID 6174743, 5 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/6174743